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Living the Ranch Life

get a taste of life on the Ranch

our accommodations

Shelby Ranch isn’t only about horseback riding adventures and family Ranch activities, we also offer cozy accommodation enabling you to extend your stay with us on our beautiful horse haven!

Our charming glamping stays have that voluntarily-rustic feel, to stay in tune with our ranch’s countryside location. Doze off in the blissful silence of the New Glasgow wilderness, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the fun and adventure that Shelby’s Ranch has in store for you!

Horse Camper

Spend the night in our charming horse trailer equipped with living quarters. Countryside comfort: ​Imagine waking up in the morning to horses happily grazing in the pasture outside your window before you prepare to spend your day trail riding and enjoying a relaxing ranch adventure! 

The camper sleeps 2 people and includes a kitchenette, toilet, and small shower. 
Bedding and dishes are provided. You will need to bring your own food. ​We will be sanitizing the trailer between stays.

Featured Amenities of our Horse Camper:

  • 1 double bed​

  • bedding

  • lights and electrical outlets

  • cooker, microwave, sink, and mini fridge

Horse Camper
  • dishes

  • closets

  • toilet

  • small shower


Stay overnight at Shelby Ranch's cute bunkhouse, which provides basic accommodation for a family of 4. The cabin is nestled in a field near the back of our 48-acre horse haven. A nearby babbling brook adds to the Bunkhouse’s relaxing atmosphere.

Please note that this is a glamping accommodation, so the bunkhouse is not equipped with a toilet. We have a bathhouse set up, equipped with an outdoor shower and outhouse facilities. Your booking includes access to a barbecue and bonfire pit. You will need to bring your own food, but the bedding is provided.

Featured amenities of the Bunkhouse

  • 1 bunk bed (1 double and 1 twin mattress)

  • 1 pull out bed (twin mattress)

  • bedding

  • lights and electrical outlets

  • access to a BBQ and bonfire pit

  • access to an outdoor shower and outhouse


Experience Real Ranch Lifestyle

Virtual Ranch Visits

Get a glimpse from afar of what life really looks like on Shelby’s Ranch: experience Ranch lifestyle from the comfort of your own home now that Shelby’s Ranch has set up virtual visits. Depending on the day, enjoy interacting with Buster the goat, Porky Pig, S'mores the llama, and others of our petting farm animals.
Virtual ranch visits are 20 minutes in duration, and are ideal for getting close-up encounters at a slower pace, with explanations and a variety of fun-facts. Families with small kids will appreciate these visits! 

School groups have found this virtual visit option extremely resourceful during in-class lessons, as the visits are suitable for students of all ages, ranging from pre-primary all the way through high school grades. We can adapt the content to the needs and objectives of our virtual visitors, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Virtual visits are available using Zoom, Google Meet and FaceTime. 


Family virtual visit - 20 minutes : $20 + HST

​School groups - 20 minutes: $60 + HST

Virtual ranch Visit Shelby Ranch

Summer and March-Break Horse Camps

Summer or March-Break camps with horses for kids in Nova-Scotia!

Do you have a horse-lover at home who talks your ears off about horses? Delight them by enrolling them for a week at our Summer or March-Break Horse Camps, on our beloved horse haven here at Shelby’s Ranch! Our day camps, running from 9am to 3pm, are specially designed for young equestrian enthusiasts between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.

The camp activities include horse and pony rides on safe and well-trained horses and ponies, access to our Petting Farm, learning all sorts of fun facts about Ranch life and our animals, and of course plenty of Ranch adventures and fun! Learners will also discover a wealth of information about our beautiful horses themselves, how to care for them, how to bond with them, how to ride them, and how to communicate instructions to them, leading up to performing different exercises and patterns of Western Horsemanship.

Full-day activities take place in small groups for kids aged 5 to 12.

Socially-distanced drop-offs start at 9am, and pick-ups are at 3pm.

Lunches and peanut-free snacks are provided by Shelby’s Ranch. Helmets and riding equipment will be provided too.

Please check our FAQ section for clothing to wear, items to bring such as water-bottles, insect repellent, sun screen (and hats for Petting Farm time) and all our answers to frequently asked questions.

A waiver must be completed for each camper, as well as a "important health & food allergy information" sheet.

Feel welcome to Contact Us if you have any questions, we’ll be happy to help!

Summer and March-Break Horse Camps
  • What level is this camp for? riders of all levels are welcome, no previous riding experience is necessary.

  • Who are the teachers? our experienced Shelby Ranch wranglers will be sure to engage campers’ thirst for knowledge and hands-on experience in a stimulating learning environment.

  • Ages: 5 to 12 years old

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